‘I’m nervous!’ Robbie Williams admits he fears being CANCELLED over his upcoming Better Man biopic and Netflix docuseries
The film about his life began production in May 2022, and two months later, Netflix announced it had commissioned a series charting the highs and lows of his career.
And now, Robbie Williams, 48, has admitted that he fears being cancelled over his upcoming Better Man biopic and Netflix docuseries.
The Let Me Entertain You crooner confessed that he is nervous about ‘being in the crosshairs again’ and asserted that it is a ‘very vulnerable time’ to be in the spotlight.
Nervous: Robbie Williams, 48, has admitted that he fears being cancelled over his upcoming Better Man biopic and Netflix docuseries (Pictured in September 2022)
Speaking on the Robbie Williams Rewind podcast, the singer said of the upcoming releases: ‘I’m both excited and nervous. I’m not nervous that it isn’t any good because what I’ve seen has blown me away.
‘The thing that I’m nervous about is being in the crosshairs again because the film’s coming out and the Netflix thing’s coming out.
And, I haven’t been truly economically viable to the lesser energies associated with the media for a long time, which has made my life enjoyable and made all of this possible.
Worried: The Let Me Entertain You crooner confessed that he is nervous about ‘being in the crosshairs again’ and asserted that it is a ‘very vulnerable time’ to be in the spotlight
‘I need these couple of things for the wind behind my sails for the third part of my life, they’re vital. But if they are a success then for however long a time, I become in the crosshairs again and it’s a very vulnerable time to be in the media right now.
‘You can get cancelled for anything, and I’m not talking about sexual, I’m just talking about anything that you say, what particular day you wake up on the wrong side of history, you are a relic from the last century where we thought and felt different things.’
Robbie asserted: ‘You are 15 seconds away from being cancelled at any moment and that doesn’t feel comfortable.’
Hit Maker: Robbie will star as himself in a new movie called Better Man which covers his incredible rise to fame from Boy Band heart-throb to stadium superstar (Pictured in 2016)
The Angels hitmaker admitted that his ‘silliness and daftness’ was likely leave him more open to criticism.
He said: ‘Especially for somebody like me who just shoots from the hip with silliness, not shoots from the hip with opinions about how the world should be. Just jokes and laughter and daftness, so there are two ways of looking at it.
‘I’m very looking forward to it coming out and being a success because success feels great but at the same time being in those crosshairs makes me feel vulnerable.’
Robbie will star as himself in movie Better Man, which covers his incredible rise to fame from boy band heart-throb to stadium superstar.’
From popstar to screen icon: Better Man is billed as ‘a musical fantasy’ and is being made in Melbourne by Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey (Pictured: Robbie in Sydney in 2016)
Production began in May 2022 on the big budget biopic – billed as ‘a musical fantasy’ – which is being made in Melbourne by Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey who directed the box-office smash The Greatest Showman.
British actor Jonno Davies, 30, best known for the Amazon Prime series Hunters, will play Robbie as a younger man.
Other members of the cast include Australian actors Kate Mulvany (The Great Gatsby), Damon Herriman (Mr InBetween), and filmmaker-actor Anthony Hayes.
In an official statement the production said the film was ‘a satirical musical based on the life of a pop star’.
The film will feature ‘re-imaginings’ of Robbie’s hit songs, and stunning visual effects in order to explore the ‘inner demons’ the super star has had to battle both on stage and off.
Playing a superstar: British actor Jonno Davies, 30, will play Robbie as a younger man in the bio-pic (Pictured: Jonno on the red carpet in 2020)
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